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A few weeks ago, I got back into the pool. People who know me will wonder what is significant about this since I spend a lot of time at the pool. But this is different, I got back into the lap lane of the pool.

I once had business cards that read, “Can you do me a huge favor?” on the back. My friend and co-worker gave them to me as a sort of joke because, apparently, that’s my catch phrase. It’s true that it’s a main function of my job (and I guess my personality) to ask people to do things. Please…

My brother and his wife returned to America recently after a year of living in the UK. Settled in Edinburgh, Scotland, they had no intentions of returning. After a year abroad, however, they changed their minds. Missing their families and the conveniences of American living (a clothes dryer,…

At the dermatologist the other day, I noticed a poster of a little boy playing on the beach. The caption: “He’ll always remember this vacation; it’s when he got skin cancer.” Talk about shock advertising!

Fellow (and far more famous columnist) Doug Larson said, “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.”

This column is dedicated to everyone who works in a summer industry. From golf courses to resorts to RV and watercraft dealers, a lot of people sacrifice traditional summer fun so others can have that summer fun.

There are two things that will get me out of bed at 6 a.m. Saturday: Tailgating and an early flight. A couple of weeks ago, however, I was up and on the road by 6:30 a.m. to volunteer at a golf outing. I have worked at this event for four years and it’s always a good time, but that didn’t st…

Some people say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. I once believed this, but I don’t anymore. You can love your career, and it can still be work. It’s okay to admit that. Here are two reasons why:

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” Benjamin Franklin said. It may not be historically accurate, but for the past seven years, the team at View Newspaper Group has used this quote to guide us in our event planning.

Perseverance: Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.